Step by Step Extraction

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Locate:

Locate: using our eyes and a boroscope to see inside the wall we find exactly where they are

Scoop Bees: and drop into new home. We do not use a vacuum unless we absolutely have to because we find that it causes too many bee deaths. We would rather avoid the risk of harming the queen or her minions.

One of our bees pollinating the organic berries at the apiary site

One of our bees pollinating the organic berries at the apiary site

Harvested honey

Harvested honey

Joey cuts the blocking to expose the hive in the eaves. This is one of the most common locations. Bees fit easily through the 1/4" venting screen.

Joey cuts the blocking to expose the hive in the eaves. This is one of the most common locations. Bees fit easily through the 1/4" venting screen.

Sometimes the bees are best accessed through interior sheetrock & we have to put up curtains to keep the bees from flying around the house.

Sometimes the bees are best accessed through interior sheetrock & we have to put up curtains to keep the bees from flying around the house.

Transfer Comb: Slowly cut comb and add to hive frames

Move hive to apiary:  to pollinate apples & organic berries

Move hive to apiary: to pollinate apples & organic berries

Honey pouring from the extractor

Honey pouring from the extractor

A few days later, the bees attach the comb to the frame. Soon the landing board will be littered with rubberband scraps

Bee Poliinated Berries

Bee Poliinated Berries